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Following the 1899 season, Ban Johnson moved the Grand Rapids Furniture Makers to Cleveland to fill the spot left by the Cleveland Spiders Initially the team was called the Bluebirds, the name was soon shortened to the Bues on account of their all blue uniforms. The Cleveland Blues played in the 1900 American League before it became a major league. They finished sixth but had some fine performers. OF Ollie Pickering (.324/~.350/.386) led the AL in runs (117) and hits (194, 23 ahead of the runner-up), was second in steals (49) and was third in average. 1B Candy LaChance hit .302/~.341/.400 and swiped 39 bases. Bill Hart (18-15, 2.60) and Bill Hoffer (16-12, 2.93) led the rotation.

[edit] Year-by-Year Record

Year League Affiliation Record Finish Manager Playoffs
1900 American League none 63-73 6th Jimmy McAleer none
1901 American League none 55-82-1 7th Jimmy McAleer none


Source:

  • Russell Schneider: The Cleveland Indians Encyclopedia , Temple University Press, Philadelphia, Pa © 1996
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